Did you know that Mitchell Shire Council hosts Citizenship Ceremonies every second month?
Citizenship Ceremonies offer new citizens, their families and friends an opportunity to affirm their loyalty to Australia and its people. The Mayor administers the pledge and reads a message from the Minister for Immigration.
Every new citizen is presented with a certificate and an Australian native plant to keep. Following the formal proceedings, a range of light Australian refreshments are served while guests mingle and enjoy live music.
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship is responsible for processing citizenship applications.
For information about your citizenship application, eligibility or other citizenship matters contact the Citizenship Information Line on 13 18 80 or visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship's website.
Citizenship Ceremonies are the final part in becoming an Australian Citizen. Council conducts Citizenship Ceremonies each year for members of the community wanting to become Australian citizens.
Applicants are invited to make the pledge at a Citizenship Ceremony after successfully completing their application through the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
To attend an upcoming Citizenship Ceremony, or for further information please contact Council's Governance team on 5734 6200
Citizenship Ceremony Dates 2013
Date: Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Time: 5.00 - 5.30pm
Venue: Broadford Shire Hall, corner of Murchison Street and High Street Broadford.
Citizenship Ceremony Dates 2014
Date: Sunday 26 January 2014
** All Ceremonies except for Australia Day are held at the Mitchell Shire Hall, corner of Murchison Street and High Street, Broadford, Victoria 3658, commencing at 5.00pm.
Applicants who are unable to attend the ceremony on the nominated date should arrange to contact the Department of Immigration and Citizenship on 131 880 to make alternative arrangements.